Do something great this Sunday.

It’s Friday! Close your eyes and get those wheels turning about your glorious weekend plans. Skip to Sunday. Will you be lounging on your comfy sofa watching your favorite football team? Perfect. After you update your Facebook status or tweet about that awesome play you just witnessed, search the hashtag #2030Now. Retweet something you see […]

Let’s have more love affairs.

I miss New York City. I miss our well-worn apartment, its ramshackle window AC units and impossible-to-regulate radiator heaters. I miss its tiny kitchen, even tinier bathrooms, haggard floors, barred windows and all. I miss our Mahmoud, who runs the Middle-Eastern food cart on our street corner. Once, at bedtime, Cam and I were discussing […]

Why I marched

On Martin Luther King Day, I joined the One Million Moms 4 Gun Control Movement and marched in support of legislation for gun control. The shooting at Sandy Hook shook me to my core. That day and the weeks following, I, along with every other mom in this country, put myself in the position of […]

Questions for you in the wake of Sandy Hook

I’ve been searching for words to describe the tornado of emotions–the ache, fear, anger, sadness, confusion–flooding my heart in the wake of the Sandy Hook tragedy, but I’ve come to the conclusion that words can’t articulate the depth of those feelings. Feelings that cannot even reach the depth that the families and community members of […]

25 Days of Christmas, Days 1 through 5

Well, I have so much to tell you, but I’ll start with 5 days worth of my 25 days of Christmas updates. If you didn’t read my last post, I got the 25 days of Christmas idea from a fellow blogger, Courtney, on her blog, Baby Boogies. In short, I’m trying to do something engaging […]

Superstorm Sandy

As you all know, I’m ridiculously behind on posting. There’s nothing like a giant hurricane to kick my butt into gear, so thank you for that, Superstorm Sandy. If you’re not familiar with the layout of Manhattan (I still don’t have it fully painted in my my mind by heart yet, and I’m a resident), […]

Thoughts and goings on

I’ve found myself doing a lot of complaining lately. A lot. About my overwhelming and ubiquitous list of to-dos. I need to potty-train Cam. I need to set up a grocery delivery service. We’re spending ungodly amounts of money on takeout and daily mini-trip to Whole Foods and the Hispanic grocery mart downstairs. (I’ve found […]